The U.K. continues its push for free Wi-Fi for the public with the planned addition of 1,000 hotspots across public buildings.
The move, which was announced on Thursday, is the latest step in a 150 million-pound investment announced by the government several years ago, according to ZDNet. The buildings that will receive this service include museums, civic centers, sporting complexes, and transport hubs.
Over a dozen cities will benefit from the additional hotspots, including Aberdeen, Belfast, Brighton and Hove, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Derby, Derry, Edinburgh, Leeds and Bradford, London, Manchester, Oxford, Perth, Portsmouth, and Salford.
The project, called "SuperConnected Cities", will also see free Wi-Fi brought to libraries and galleries, Engadget reported.
The U.K. government plans to install the new hotspots across public buildings by March 2015.
Other areas that will be getting free Wi-Fi include various youth clubs, parks, community centers, markets, leisure clubs, and adult education centers,according to ZDNet. Some cities in the U.K. already provide the service, such as Manchester, which will now receive 150 new hotspots.
"The digital landscape of the U.K. is undergoing a period of tremendous improvement," Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said in a statement. "This is all part of the government's long-term economic plan. For business, visitors and the U.K. public, accessing Wi-Fi in our cities is absolutely vital."